Zero to Hero: Day Seven

Create and upload a simple header, or test out a few different backgrounds.

I forgot how much fun it could be to play around with colors, themes, backgrounds, and widgets. I would like to say, “Thank You” to the people at The Daily Post who thought it would be helpful to bloggers fresh and seasoned for inspiring me to connect again with the other parts of this wonderful program – not just write, add pictures, publish – at least for the few prompts that inspire me to act. I also have to thank them for the Making Writing Prompts Personal post. They were able to hit on my opinion directly and I should take their suggestions more broadly – especially if it will get me writing. Here are some of my attempts at changing the look of my blog:

a black and white flower theme

a black and white flower theme

color palette to match my header image

color palette to match my header image

some abstract purple color

some abstract purple color

some doodled blue and brown hearts

some doodled blue and brown hearts

makes me think of orange bamboo

makes me think of orange bamboo

a soothing royal color

a soothing royal color

Doing this exercise helped make it obvious that likes change over time – as does everything else. I prefer to keep the background simple so it doesn’t detract from my photos, but I noticed a more purple persuasion in my choices. I look forward to doing this more often as my blog grows with me. In high school I stopped wearing purple to show my rebellion against school spirit. Now I can gladly revel in plum, violet, thistle, and orchid – on my blog, on my fingernails, on my woolly shirt, and my Dr. Bronner’s lotion bottle.

I also snuck in a Day Six assignment: Publish a post that includes a new-to-you element. I included a featured image. If only I had known more about what my theme offered by clicking on its link in my dashboard and exploring the possibilities. This doesn’t mean every post will be as grand. Writing over a thousand words can take some time and effort out of me, but when I get good panoramas or other images, or a haiku, it’s nice to know that there’s a special place to showcase it.

Question of the day: How do you have fun?

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